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There are only so many ways you can build a gigantic infrastructure cloud, so it is with little surprise that Google has introduced a snapshot feature already found in Amazon Web Services. The "Differential Snapshots" feature was announced by Google in a post to the Google Compute Engine Google group on Monday, and the Chocolate …

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Has anyone done any Serious Work with Google's new cloud offerings? I would love to know if Google Compute Engine is generally 'better' / easier / more reliable etc than AWS (excluding the higher cost) now that they have both bedded in a bit.

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Snapshots are quite nice

Snapshots are quite nice, I've used them in VirtualBox a fair bit, and they could *significantly* reduce your storage use (and so, costs.) This will save Google the cost of storing potentially thousands of copies of the exact same data too.

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